List of illustrations

  • Photographic panorama of Medina
  • Faridah Habib
  • Israel family portrait, Tripoli, Lebanon
  • Garabed Krikorian and family, Jerusalem
  • Raʾuf ʿAbd al-Hadi, "With fond memory to my dear friend [illegible name], Sincerely, Raʾuf ʿAbd al-Hadi
  • Anonymous portrait
  • Sultan Abdülaziz, Istanbul
  • Sultan Abdülaziz, London
  • Abdülhamid II, London
  • View of Tophane from the sea
  • Arif Pasha, Istanbul
  • Abdülhamid
  • Abdülhamid II, Istanbul
  • Garabed Effendi Yassayian, Istanbul
  • High school students, Baghdad
  • High school students, Damascus
  • Ziya Pasha, Zuhru Bey, and Misal Bey, Beirut
  • Shaykh Effendi al-Khuri (right) and anonymous sitter
  • Jurji Zaidan
  • Anonymous portrait, Beirut
  • Ibrahim al-Yaziji
  • Ibrahim al-Yaziji
  • Anonymous portrait
  • Mariyana Marrash
  • Anonymous portrait, Beirut
  • Louis Saboungi
  • Self-portrait
  • Louis Saboungi
  • Louis Saboungi
  • Her Royal Highness Princess Eminé Hanim (a.k.a. Umm al-Mushinin), Istanbul
  • Anonymous portrait, Alexandria
  • Anonymous portrait, Beirut
  • Anonymous portrait
  • Unidentified European with medals
  • Unidentified European with medals, verso
  • Faculty of al-Madrasah al-wataniyah
  • Yusuf al-Jalkh
  • Pouring collodion
  • Bishop Germanious
  • Hussein Salim al-Husseini
  • ʿAli Akram Bey, Jerusalem
  • Ahmad ʿArif al-Husseini, Jerusalem
  • Amir Faisal bin Hussein
  • Jawad al-Husseini, Jerusalem
  • My brother Hamid Bey Wahbi Raghib in Circassian dress
  • ʿAsim Effendi Mudir al-Tahrirah
  • ʿAsim Effendi Mudir al-Tahrirah
  • Jacob Sarabian Murad
  • Jurji Zaidan
  • Jeune fille du Liban coiffée du tentour. Joung [sic] girl from Libanon [sic] with head-dress
  • Anonymous portrait, Beirut
  • Masis Bedrossian
  • Jurji Zaidan with wife, Maryam; daughter Asma; son Emile; and youngest son Shukri, Cairo
  • Anonymous bridal portrait
  • Ahmad Lababidi and his two children, Yahya and Salah
  • George Sadiq
  • Portrait of a young man named Kassab, Alexandria
  • Kassab and unidentified woman, Port Said
  • Fadi Effendi al-ʿAlami, Mariam (daughter), and Musa (son)
  • Midhat Pasha
  • Midhat Pasha
  • Midhat Pasha
  • Muhammad Sadiq Bey, Cairo
  • The shaykh and the aghas of the Prophet's Mosque
  • The riding camel of Sharif Yahya
  • al-Liwaʾ Ibrahim Rifʾat Pasha Amir al-mahmal al'misri, amir of the Egyptian mahmal
  • Self portrait, from "Mirʾat al-haramayn
  • al-Sayyid al-Mahdi bin al-ʿArabi al-Munabihi posing Rabi al-awal 17, 1322
  • Sharif ʿAwn al-Rafiq Pasha, former amir of Mecca
  • Abdullah pasha and Mushin Pasha
  • Ibrahim Beh Mustafa al-Mʾamam, Ibrahim Rifʾat Pasha, Ahmad Bek Zaki Amin al-Surrah
  • Self portrait
  • Suleiman Girby, Arab boatman
  • King Farouk
  • Anonymous portrait, Port Said
  • Gergess Bou Zeid
Description: The Arab Imago: A Social History of Portrait Photography, 1860-1910
In February 1861, Muhammad Sadiq Bey (1832-1902) set off to survey the geography and pilgrimage route to Medina in the Hijaz (Hejaz)...

or connect to the site through your institutional VPN to start reading.

NOTE: Access to eBook content is currently only available for institutional subscribers.

Description: The Arab Imago: A Social History of Portrait Photography, 1860-1910
The invention of the daguerreotype was announced in the Ottoman press as soon as François Arago presented it to the Académie des Sciences in Paris in 1839...

or connect to the site through your institutional VPN to start reading.

NOTE: Access to eBook content is currently only available for institutional subscribers.

Description: The Arab Imago: A Social History of Portrait Photography, 1860-1910
In a stained, highly faded carte de visite, two men flank a young child (fig. 17). The informality of the image might be surprising considering the status of, at least, one of these men...

or connect to the site through your institutional VPN to start reading.

NOTE: Access to eBook content is currently only available for institutional subscribers.

Description: The Arab Imago: A Social History of Portrait Photography, 1860-1910
In describing the courtship of her “Aunt Nimet,” Emine Foat Tugay, tells us that “the bride had the advantage of being shown a photograph of her intended husband, whereas, for a description of the girl...

or connect to the site through your institutional VPN to start reading.

NOTE: Access to eBook content is currently only available for institutional subscribers.

Description: The Arab Imago: A Social History of Portrait Photography, 1860-1910
While the “fever for reality was running high” in Europe with the invention of photography, a Comptean compulsion for rationality and objectivity also undergirded...

or connect to the site through your institutional VPN to start reading.

NOTE: Access to eBook content is currently only available for institutional subscribers.

Description: The Arab Imago: A Social History of Portrait Photography, 1860-1910
In his personal chronicle, The Storyteller of Jerusalem, Wasif Jawhariyyeh (1897-1972) opens his account by calling attention to a cherished portrait that was presented as a gift...

or connect to the site through your institutional VPN to start reading.

NOTE: Access to eBook content is currently only available for institutional subscribers.

Description: The Arab Imago: A Social History of Portrait Photography, 1860-1910
By the turn of the century, Iskandar Shahin Makarius had taken the place of his father, Shahin Makarius, as resident photography expert...

or connect to the site through your institutional VPN to start reading.

NOTE: Access to eBook content is currently only available for institutional subscribers.

Description: The Arab Imago: A Social History of Portrait Photography, 1860-1910
~In Tawfiq Yusuf ͑Awwad’s short story “Qamis al-suf” (The wool chemise), a nameless peasant woman spends the morning frenetically cleaning and organizing her rustic cottage in anxious anticipation...

or connect to the site through your institutional VPN to start reading.

NOTE: Access to eBook content is currently only available for institutional subscribers.

Description: The Arab Imago: A Social History of Portrait Photography, 1860-1910
After his inaugural cartographic mission to Medina in 1861, Muhammad Sadiq Bey made two more journeys to the Hijaz in 1880 and 1884 as a high-ranking official...

or connect to the site through your institutional VPN to start reading.

NOTE: Access to eBook content is currently only available for institutional subscribers.

Description: The Arab Imago: A Social History of Portrait Photography, 1860-1910
~Suleiman Girby, “a magnificent oarsman,” lived in a small but bustling seaport of Palestine around the turn of the century (fig. 73). Girby was head boatman for Thomas Cook and Son, the tourist company that virtually created commercial Holy Land...

or connect to the site through your institutional VPN to start reading.

NOTE: Access to eBook content is currently only available for institutional subscribers.

or connect to the site through your institutional VPN to start reading.

NOTE: Access to eBook content is currently only available for institutional subscribers.

or connect to the site through your institutional VPN to start reading.

NOTE: Access to eBook content is currently only available for institutional subscribers.

The Arab Imago: A Social History of Portrait Photography, 1860-1910
Next chapter